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janelucas
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Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Post by janelucas » 13 Jan 2021 06:21

I am a new user with the trial Version 7. So far it looks like great software. I do have a big problem with the tiny size of the icons. I have figured out how to adjust the size of the text of the data, but the icons are so tiny that sometimes I don't even notice they are there, or I have to mouse over to read them. The other area with the same problem is the Navigation Bar on the left. For a long time I didn't even know it was there, even then it was too small and narrow to be useful.

Strangely, the icons in "The Tour" are normal size and I can read them and the Navigation Bar is also useful. They look good.

I am using a Dell laptop with Windows 10 that is about a year old and is an Inspiron 13 7000 series. I tried changing the display settings at the Windows settings area, but it changes it for all the other programs when this is the only program that has this problem.

I really, really want this to work! There must be a way and I can't be the only one with this problem. Thanks so much for your help.
Jane Lucas

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Re: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Post by NickWalker » 13 Jan 2021 07:06

Have you looked at Tools->Preferences->Display and then the toolbar size and some of the other settings on that screen?
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janelucas
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Re: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Post by janelucas » 14 Jan 2021 04:30

Thanks so much, Nick. Yes, I already have it set to Big, and Below Bar and that helped a bit. I have a screenshot as an example but I spent an hour and a half last night trying to reduce the file size so I could attach it here. I'll have another go at it now. Thanks again, Nick.

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Re: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Post by ShakeyCan » 26 Jan 2021 07:49

Hi all.
I have what sounds like a similar issue. I'm in the trial period for FH7 and running on my Dell XPS 15 laptop that runs at 3840x2160 resolution. The Navigation Bar on the left is tiny, the icons in the Property Box are tiny. Basically everything is not scaling at all.
Changing the Windows 10 settings doesn't help, so wondering if there are any ideas?
Not a deal breaker but annoying.
Cheers!

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Re: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Post by mjashby » 26 Jan 2021 09:26

Have you tried adjusting the individual app scaling properties for Family Historian in the Windows property box? See image below

There's also at least one app that does something similar for individual applications you may want (need) to use at a different resolution to the desktop: http://www.brianapps.net/sizer/userguide.html
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